Baseball Pitching Machines
If the pitcher doesn't show up to practice, if players want to hit rapid-fire balls at a specific spot or just build their confidence at the plate, teams can invest in a pitching machine. There are a few types to consider: wheel style, arm style, and compressed air. Wheel style machines use two wheels set at a certain speed to propel the ball forward and are the most popular. Arm style machines simulate gameplay and deliver the ball in an arm-swinging motion, so the batter can see it coming. Compressed air machines use air pressure to shoot the ball out and don't require electricity, so they can be used just about anywhere.